Vintage Parsons Play Table

Inspiration

When we added our screened in porch off the back of the house we really wanted a table for the kids to play or enjoy a meal at.  So we started our hunt and fairly quickly we stumbled upon this awesomely chunky rustic play table from Restoration Hardware.  I introduce to you the $600 Vintage Parsons Play Table… Thats right TABLE! The benches are another $269 a piece. From there the play table plans below were born.  I did however shorten the table a tad, beacuse, well, I don’t have 8 kids! Anyway, I hope you enjoy and please post your results to our brags page.

Also, if you would like to build the benches to go with this table then have a look at the Vintage Parsons bench plans.

Vintage Parsons Play Table Plans - Inspiration

Restoration Hardware – Vintage Parsons Play Table

Required Tools

Materials

Cut List

  • 4x     6 x 6 x 24″
  • 2x     2 x 6 x 39″
  • 2x     2 x 4 x 39″
  • 3x     2 x 6 x 50″
  • 2x     2 x 4 x 16.5″

Play Table Plans

As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

Vintage Parsons Play Table Plans - Step 1

Step 1: Assembling the sides

Step 1:

Drill two pocket holes at each end of the 2x6x39″ boards.  Then assemble two 6x6x24″ legs to each side of each of the boards as shown using 2-1/2 pocket hole screws.

Vintage Parsons Play Table Plans - Step 2

Step 2: Adding the aprons

Step 2:

Drill two pocket holes in each end of each of the 2x4x39″ boards as well as three pocket holes evenly spaced as shown down the length of the board.

Attach the aprons using 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws as shown.  I left about 1/4″ spacing from the side face of the 2×6 board.

Vintage Parsons Play Table Plans - Step 3

Step 3: Adding the table top

Step 3:

Drill four evenly spaced pocket holes in each side of the center 2x6x50″ board as shown. Attach the remaining two 2x6x50″ boards using 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws as shown.

As shown, drill four evenly spaced pocket holes in each side of the three 2x6x50″ boards you have just asembled. Attach the set of three 2x6x50″ boards using 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws as shown.

Vintage Parsons Play Table Plans - Step 4

Step 4: Adding the aprons

Step 4:

To finish off your play table drill two pocket holes in each end of each of the 2x4x16.5″ boards as well as three pocket holes evenly spaced as shown down the length of the board.

Making sure your pocket holes are on the inside, attach the aprons using 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws as shown.  I left about 1/4″ spacing from the side face of the 2×6 board.

Vintage Parsons Play Table Plans - Complete

Completed!

Reminder

If you would like to build the benches to go with this table then have a look at the Vintage Parsons bench plans.

Finish

Color:

Sealant:

 

As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • BryanNi

    Table looks great! What type of wood did you use for this?

  • Derek Strothmann

    How did you cut the 6×6. I’m guessing with a 7.5 hand skill saw on all 4 sides. Thanks.

  • Steph

    Curious as to why you chose the spar urethane…i am usually a poly person but always looking for a better protectant. How natural and durable is the finish?